Coed Esgair Las Blue Ridge Woods Wildcamp

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  • Discrete Dyfi Valley wild camping site in 30 acres of working woodland
  • A 20-minute drive from Tywyn beach and Penygader
  • Multiple firepit areas and a four-wheel drive shuttle available
Wild stays await at this 30-acre working woodland in the Dyfi Valley, accessible by four-wheel drive only. The entrance to the dog-friendly Coed Esgair Las Blue Ridge Woods Wildcamp is a 600-foot climb up a shale track, so the wild camping site is attractively discrete. Don’t fret if you don’t have your own four-wheel drive, as those without can book the site’s four-wheel drive shuttle service for their arrival and departure (although this isn’t a requirement for staying here). You’ll need to be fully self-sufficient at this wild-style woodland destination– that’s the fun of it – as the site has no water or showers and only a discrete composting toilet. Instead, you’ll be practising your campfire cooking skills and bushcraft across the site’s multiple firepit and seating areas or unwinding in a hammock strung between the trees. The sheltered woodland pitches may feel very remote (what a dream for relaxing breaks), but in reality, they’re only a few miles from the amenities in Machynlleth. Five minutes’ drive away, the market town has plenty of shops… and pubs, if you fancy it. If you’d like to see a little of the sand and sea, the nearest beach is only 20 minutes’ drive away in Tywyn, and popular for surfing, jetskiing or other watersports. With Penygader 20 minutes’ drive away for a mountain hike and the Dyfi Bike Park 10 minutes’ drive away for those who like to tear up a few mountain biking trails, there’s plenty of scope for outdoorsy breaks with a few historical locations mixed in there. Ask the site to point you in the direction of local four-wheel drive tracks and climbing too.

Site type

Tent pitches 30

Languages spoken

English

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker Forest Lake and/or mountain Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available No drinkable water point No running water Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Indoor pool nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby Sailing nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Coed Esgair Las Blue Ridge Woods Wildcamp

A493

Machynlleth

Powys

Wales

SY20 9JS

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

52.58843°N
-3.89577°W

Route directions

Access to the site’s entrance is via the layby on the A493.

Nearest transport

Coach
13.2 mi Penllwyn PO
13.2 mi Penllwyn PO
13.8 mi University Campus Penglais
Rail
1.8 mi Machynlleth Rail Station
2 mi Dovey Junction Rail Station
6.6 mi Penhelig Rail Station
Ferry
10.9 mi Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing
11.2 mi Barmouth Ferry Landing

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

You may very well see some gorgeous birds gliding into your woodland base in the Dyfi Valley, but with the Dyfi Osprey Project (10 minutes’ drive) so close by, you’ll have even more to rave about. If it’s beaches and watersports that are high on your priorities, map out the way to coastal spots such as Aberystwyth (35 minutes), Ynyslas beach (half an hour) or Borth beach (half an hour). Further north into the Snowdonia National Park, and past Penygader, Coed y Brenin Forest Park (40 minutes), mountain biking trails, cycling trails and hiking trails criss-cross between the trees for more active days out. As for local historical sights, simply beeline for the castle ruins at Castell y Bere (half an hour) or pretend like you’re back in the 19th century on a steam train trip into the Dulas Valley from the Corris Steam Railway Museum and Railway (15 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Aberdyfi 7.4 mi Estuary Excellent Good Good Good
Aberdyfi Rural 8.2 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Good Good
Tywyn 8.7 mi Sea Good Good Good Excellent
Borth 9.5 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fairbourne 10.2 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl 1.8 mi

Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway 8.2 mi

Vale of Rheidol Railway (Aberystwyth) 14.5 mi

CADW - Harlech Castle 20.7 mi

Portmeirion Gardens 24 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

YNYS-HIR (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 20/04/2000) 3.6 mi

Abergynolwyn - Foel Y Geifr - Abergynolwyn 4.6 mi

Esgair Fochnant - Glaslyn - Bugeilyn 6.4 mi

Cadair Idris 9.1 mi

Llynau Greggan from Ty Nant 9.1 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

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Very nice place to stay l

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Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric forest floor tent pitch

Liked: Remote quite friendly owner Lovely pitch site

Disliked: Nothing

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The perfect campsite!

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Ayeisha C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric forest floor tent pitch

Liked: A very quiet remote location! The host was very welcoming, he picked us up from the car park and drove us to our pitch site. He was very helpful! Location was perfect, lots of wooded privacy from other campers. Definitely will be coming back! Highly recommended

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An incredible site to experience wild camping! We are coming again!

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Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric forest floor tent pitch

Liked: Amazing views from our pitch

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Excellent wild pitch with a view for a good price

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Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric forest floor tent pitch

Liked: The true wild camping experience hosted by a fanatic of the off road scene and nature alike.

Disliked: None

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Excellent site for wild camping

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Adam W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric forest floor tent pitch

Liked: Really nice place to stay , friendly people,

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A very nice, remote, woodland wild camping site in a working forest.…

Overall 10/10
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Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
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Daniel M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric forest floor tent pitch

Liked: A very nice, remote, woodland wild camping site in a working forest. The covered kitchen area and campfire area are great, and plenty of space around the pitches. You either need a 4x4 to drive up the track or you can get a lift. The site is expanding, so there will be more pitches soon, and it's close to a river, fields, and some small coastal villages. It's a unique experience and well worth the trip - Would recommend; we will be going back with the kids!

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  • Does Coed Esgair Las Blue Ridge Woods Wildcamp have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • What attractions are near Coed Esgair Las Blue Ridge Woods Wildcamp? You may very well see some gorgeous birds gliding into your woodland base in the Dyfi Valley, but with the Dyfi Osprey Project (10 minutes’ drive) so close by, you’ll have even … Read more
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    Arrive:  9 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  Anytime
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